BB, D D D D D D D. That’s the theme song. We’re showing you The top features from Adobe Photoshop 20/20 in today’s video, the object select tool in selected masks. Hey, there, welcome to Phlearn. My name is Aaron Nace. You can find me on Phlearn comm where we make learning fun. And in today’s video super cool, basically, anytime you have a group of people in a photograph or objects We’re gonna be doing a bird and people. In this case, you can simply use this tool to draw an outline and remove it from its background. It actually works really well, and it’s incredibly easy to use. We got a great video for you. Let’s jump into Photoshop. So here’s the sample images today. We’ve got three different images for you with kind of different situations. I just want to put this tool to the test, so in our first image here, we’ve got some subjects on a white wall, and I want to just cut out this subject quickly while just leaving everyone where they are, so we’re gonna go to select and down to select and mask. Now, traditionally you would use either your quick selection tool or your refine edge. But now we have the addition of the object selection tool so you can hit. W your keyboard shortcut. Let’s go ahead and select that and our mode. You can either choose to draw a rectangle or a lasso. They both work about the same it’s. Just like where you’re drawing your, you know, area around your subject, so let’s go ahead and choose our rectangle. I’m gonna make sure objects subtract is selected as well. So we’re just gonna click and drag a rectangle right around our subject. You can see it’s getting a little bit of the other subjects in there, but the tool is smarter to have check that out to just select our subject and it did a really really nice job now. You’ve got a couple options. Here you can choose to output this to a selection, a layer mask, a new layer with a layer mask and you can even refine the edge here if you want to just a little bit now in this case. I think it looks okay. Um, we’re gonna zoom in right down here and see if we can get this area added to let’s just hold alt or option and see if we can – this area, though out of the selection. I’m trying to – this area out. Okay, and it’s doing pretty well here, let’s just say. Hey, – you out -. Alright, again, just holding alt or option here. – like subtract from my selection. Those last two rounds that didn’t do exactly what we wanted. We can always go back and refine this later using tools like the brush or our pen tool, Of course, so that actually looks pretty decent for now. Let’s go ahead and hit. Okay, It’s gonna output to our layer mask and check that out. Only slight downside. Let’s hold shift and click on this layer mask. You can see the edge here, especially around like the dress and things like that. Listen, it’s not exactly perfect. It’s definitely including a little bit of the dress, which kind of makes sense because it’s a lot of this is very similar color to our subject skin, but on this side where it had a clear selection. It actually did pretty well. Now keep in mind. This is an automatic tool. Okay, this is like we literally did almost no work and here where our subject is just against a white wall. It actually did a really, really nice job, so we saw it down here in this area. This is kind of like one of the areas where it just kind of didn’t do as well as we wanted, but that’s not really a big deal. I can just click on my layer mask and paint black on my layer mask, just like this and then switch to white and then kind of paint that back in there we go And, of course we could just do the same thing here, so paint black on the layer mask here and then just paint white right down there. And, of course I could fill in other areas like her shoes with this as well and clean up this line. I mean, in this case. I wouldn’t want to just like try to put her on a new background because she does have a chunk missing out of her leg, which you would definitely see. I mean, there are advanced techniques that you could try to use to like, replace her leg. But in this case, I think if we were to try to use this image, we would probably just want to use the top half for subject. In that case, it’s totally usable now onto our next example. We’ve got a little bit more of a complicated situation. Here we’ve got a bunch of these pelicans. That’s at F/4 fullscreen and you can see. They’re pretty similar like where the edges are. It’s a little bit tough to tell like we’re one. Pelican starts and another Pelican stops. Oh, I thought this would be a great image to just like, put the tool to the test. Like, let me see what you can do. We’re gonna go to select and down to select and mask again, okay, And, of course, we’re just gonna go to select subject now this time. I’m gonna choose my mode is gonna be set to lasso, so let’s go ahead and in here and I’m gonna see if I can just lasso around my subject again. I’m not trying to be like super close to my subject here. Just enough to where I’m selecting on my subject. I’m trying to give the tool as much help as I can, cuz. I know these automatic schools are amazing, but you know, we all need help. Sometimes alrighty, so here’s what we have just from drawing a lasso around the subject. It did a pretty dang good job now in this case. I want to include a little bit more, so we’re just gonna go ahead and draw it around there and say. Hey, you figured that out? Come on, you know? I want those feathers in there too, and it’s gonna say I’m trying, Aaron. I’m doing my best here and I’m gonna say, yeah, you’re doing great. OK, let’s go ahead and just draw right around there. We’ll say yes. We want to include you notice. I’m not really doing like complicated masking. I’m literally just like drawing an area around what I want to include, or not include now. I’m gonna hold alt or option and just draw right over here to say like, hey, don’t include that. That’s actually the background. All right, so just helping the tool out a little bit. All right in this area. I don’t know again because we have like the pelican’s beak and then a little over the background. They’re kind of the same color there, right, so it’s like I’m not expecting the tool to just like, do a magic job. There, alright, get the foot. That’s actually working pretty well foot and then the other foot working pretty well. I gotta say I’m pretty happy with these tools, especially considering that it’s just like an automatic tool. I’m literally doing almost no work here. Now my take in this tool so far after having used it for a while. Is that like, yes, for a quick selection like a quick cut out of this? Pelican, for instance, sure, it totally works like if you just want to like, do a quick mock-up or something like that. Definitely, you could even just leave it here, But for professional uses like it’s going to go in your portfolio or it’s a client image. The edge here is just not quite good enough for professional use. In my opinion, you know, we’ve got quite a bit of a jagged edge around there. Now that doesn’t mean that this tool totally like not usable. I think it’s a really great start, so lets. Go ahead and say. I’ll put the layer mask. That’s fine, we’re gonna hit okay here, and I’m just gonna show you real quick. What I would do to get a little bit of a better result. Okay, first thing we’re gonna do is click on our layer mask. We’re gonna go to a window and down to properties. There we go and I’m gonna bring my density down a little bit. This is just gonna allow me to see behind my image a little bit better. Okay, now the next thing. I want to do, we’re just gonna focus here right on the the B here. Just that’s a crazy beat like, right. Attach that little head. You got this giant thing nuts. We’re gonna use the pen tool. I’m just like in all about this bird, so we’re gonna use the pen tool. The pen tool will allow you to trace around any shape. It’s a bit more manual than the object select tool, but you can get a really clean selection, so we’re just gonna click and drag here there. We go click and drag alright right down here, boom, and then kind of come out in that way. I’m gonna right-click and go to make selection and we’re just gonna feather this by like point. Four pixels sounds good. Alright, let’s bring our density back up And now in this case, because I have a selection here that I just made, I’m gonna hit shift. Delete, and we’re gonna fill that with black. Oops, I need to inverse my selection, so we’ll go to select and then down to inverse. There you are and then shift, delete and fill that with black. There we go, so if I hold Alt or option, now take a look at the edge of that and compare that to the rest of the selection around here. Okay, so you can see this stuff would work for mock up purposes, totally, but for more professional results. I still suggest using tools like the pen tool. It just seems to do a better job now. If you’re curious, and you want to learn more about the pen tool, all you have to do is click right up here because we have a fantastic tutorial on using the pen tool. So if you’re like, ooh, that actually looks super cool, we got you, don’t worry. All right, we’ve got one more example getting a little bit more difficult now. The reason this is a little bit More difficult is because there’s just lod going on like you can see the color on her versus the color all around. It’s all relatively similar, so we’re gonna go to select and down to select a mask again. Okay, and this time we’re gonna work jumping back and forth. I’m just gonna see what I can do with the rectangle, So I’m just gonna draw a rectangle right around my subject and see what we get all right now in this case. I’m like pretty impressed. It’s doing a really good job around this area. Of course hair. We all know that’s just like incredibly tricky to cut out quick little suggestion. We actually do have a fantastic tutorial on cutting out hair as well. So you can just click right up here on this little card or we’ll link to it in the description down below. If you want to learn how to cut out hair professionally, we’ll help you do that as well, but for now. I just want to see what I can refine over here because we definitely don’t. You know, we don’t need this. Other guys hand. That’s that’s not important for her cut out. I mean, it’s good. He’s doing a good a good one there, but we don’t need it, so we’re gonna go to lasso and I’m gonna hold alt or option to just – out that hand, so we’re just gonna select her on that hand, and then I’m just gonna try to do right over here and see what it gives me -. Actually, that’s did a really good job. Alright, go ahead and try to get that all gone. It’s not removing that for some reason, but that’s okay. It’s very easy to mask that out later. Let’s go ahead and – this out. Alright, fantastic, and we have a little bit more shirt here. We need to include so. I’m gonna hold the shift key, which is gonna add two by selection and it did a really nice job there, So this tool, honestly for, like quick cutouts does a really great job. It’s incredibly easy to use very intuitive like we have a really nice cutout going now what we can do on top of this, We do have our other tools within our select mask dialog, for instance, our refine edge brush tool. This is actually really great for doing things like hair, so let’s see about painting some hair detail in and see how the tool works see how it’s trying to include a little bit more hair trying to not include as the background now, admittedly, we’re throwing some difficult examples. Okay, though that was the that was the deal. You know, we get these new too fools, and I want to see how they actually are gonna help us out. In real-world situations see it’s just struggling, struggling struggling, that’s. Okay, alright, so we can see. This is probably about as good as a result as we’re gonna get using these automatic tools, but again that’s why we have great tutorials on doing this. The professional way as well. Which again it’s gonna take a little bit more time, require a little bit more effort, but it’ll get you a really nice result as well and we’ll link to that, okay well. This looks pretty good, so let’s output that to the layer mask hit. Okay, we’re just going to. Let’s just use a regular lasso tool. We’re gonna shift delete to fill that with black and here we can see like yes. It did cut out our subject but again. Our edge is just a little bit jagged, right, It’s like for quick reasons like you know, hey. I just want to see what it looks like. If I just put this person in another image, you know, quick. Yes, we could totally use it, but again. I just want my edges to be a little bit finer. So as our backgrounds get more and more complex, the tool tends to have a little bit of a harder time, which I totally sympathize with. I mean, I’m amazed that it can even do this at all. But what is your take? Are you into these automatic tools? This is actually using Adobe Sensei, which is their artificial intelligence to try to figure this out and make our jobs easier. So is this something that you’re excited about like? Do you love these new automatic tools, or are you more of a traditionalist or you’re gonna use your old tried-and-true methods and like, hey? I want to go manually. Cut something out because I know I can get a little bit more control with my edge quality. Let us know in a comment right down below. Thank you so much for watching. If you want to get more free tutorials from us every single week, go ahead and click up there to subscribe. 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